BNSK Secures $6.2 Million Verdict for North American Emergency Response and Restoration Contractor Client

Managing partner, Ethan Brown, first-chaired a 12 day trial in Los Angeles Superior Court before Judge Elizabeth Allen White, along with BNSK counsel Patricia Eberwine Tenenbaum, Sara Colón and Nona Yegazarian, where BNSK represented plaintiff, Interstate Restoration, in a breach of contract action against defendant, A Community of Friends (“ACOF”). Plaintiff alleged that ACOF failed to pay Interstate Restoration for remediation services provided on two of its properties in downtown Los Angeles. In its defense, ACOF argued that Interstate fraudulently induced ACOF into the contract and grossly overbilled for the work provided. The jury arrived at its verdict after 2.5 hours of deliberation, holding unanimously for plaintiff, Interstate Restoration, and awarding the full contract amount of $6,191,047.48.

In post-trial motions, the Court awarded prejudgment interest at a rate of 18 percent per annum, resulting in a judgment that will exceed $9.7 million.